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nettime's parasites on Fri, 2 Dec 2005 16:07:32 +0100 (CET)


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     carl guderian <carlg {AT} vermilion-sands.com>                                       

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     Snafu <snafu {AT} thething.it>                                                       



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Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 11:09:55 +0100
From: carl guderian <carlg {AT} vermilion-sands.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> FW: [IP] Craigslist Planning To Shake Up Journalism

Bloggers feed off the major media, but, as noted below, they also do  
their own research and filtering, and feed the result back to the  
major media. "Symbiote" better fits the description than does  
parasite. And, contrary to the dream of some, bloggers are unlikely  
to kill off the host.

Respectfully yours,

A. Pedant


On 30-nov-2005, at 11:11, david garcia wrote:

> Bloggers as Media Parasites
> (Of course I mean "parasite" in a good way:)

<...>


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Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:03:45 -0500
From: Snafu <snafu {AT} thething.it>
Subject: Re: <nettime> FW: [IP] Craigslist Planning To Shake Up Journalism

With all due respect to bloggers and the media parasites, the reason why 
the Pentagon is admiting the use of non-conventional weapons in Iraq 
(they finally found them... in their hands) might also depend on the 
fact that sometimes the "guardians of thruth" do make their job.

Over the last 3 weeks BBC news and other international media outlets 
have quoted excerpts of a documentary about the use of white phosphorus 
in Falluja realized by a TV crew of RaiNews24, the satellite all news 
channel of the Italian public broadcasting corporation:

http://www.rainews24.rai.it/ran24/inchiesta/en/body.asp
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4440664.stm
http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2005/11/22/a-war-crime-within-a-war-crime-within-a-war-crime/

The piece has been downloaded by thousands of users and streamed in 
several venues and events all over the country. However, it is 
interesting to note that its circulation limited or nil impact on US 
mainstream media, including the "venerable" New York Times.


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